by Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez / Monday, April 2, 2012
Crispy Chicken Drumsticks & Wings
The first exception -- school breaks or holidays that include the following Monday. All bets are off. Because Monday turns into Sunday, of course. And the big one...the extra long holiday -- summer vacation. I get lost in a haze of sunny days and often don't know if it's Sunday or Thursday.
Okay, this is a total exaggeration. Scheduling posts keeps me on "real time". Not to mention the three...seriously three...calendars that I have in the kitchen alone. But you know, "my time" Sundays get put on hold during these periods of time. And since it's Spring Break for the kiddos this week, I was able to exercise my rite to throw the rituals aside and not do a lick of laundry yesterday. Instead, the kids and I hopped in the car and took a little road trip up to my mom's house. It was extra special because my youngest sister and my four nephews recently moved back to Michigan from Texas and this was the first time we've seen them since they've been back! Can you imagine having 4 kids aged 3 and under? YIKES! I don't know how she does it.
What does one feed a house full of hungry kids and adults? Well, since we popped in unannounced (is that fun or cruel?), my sis ran out to grab some more chicken to add to some that were already marinating happily in the fridge. In a marinade that was both beautiful to look at and beautiful to smell. I wish I'd thought to whip out the camera and take a shot of it. Oh well.
So once dinner time rolled around, we added an extra-large 100-count Old World Pepperoni Happy's Pizza to the mix along with a salad that included strawberries, avocado, and pecans...and we got busy filling our bellies with good food.
- canola or vegetable oil, for frying
- 3 lb. chicken drumsticks
- 3 lb. chicken wings, tips removed and cut into wing-dings
- 3 Tbs. minced garlic
- ½ c. white wine vinegar
- 1 c. spicy whole-grain mustard
- ½ c. chopped rosemary leaves
- 1 c. olive oil
- 3 Tbs. sea salt
- 2 Tbs. freshly ground black pepper
- ~4 c. all-purpose flour
Michiana-based food, drink, and travel writer with a fondness for garlic, freshly baked bread, stinky cheese, single malt Scotch, and Mexican food—who believes that immersing herself in different cultures one bite at a time is the best path to enlightenment.